COVID-19 and the world of work

Regional and country impact and policies

The latest regional and country research, assessments, guidelines and policy recommendations relating to COVID-19 and the world of work.
  1. How to Improve the Reporting of Occupational Diseases in Indonesia?

    23 March 2021

    This brief shows the importance of reliable data on occupational diseases in determining Occupational Health Policy and providing adequate working conditions in Indonesia. Without these data, the department of occupational safety and health (OSH) will not be able to provide preventive programs and improve the health status of workers by preventing work accidents and occupational diseases.

  2. Protecting people through the “Employment Mission” in Colombia

    23 March 2021

    The objective of this brief is to raise awareness among the policy makers and experts on what needs to be included in the revised "Employment Mission" in Colombia, in order to better protect workers and their families during times of crisis such as COVID-19.

  3. Assessment of the Social Security Responses to COVID-19

    08 March 2021

    The report reviews the COVID-19 situation and economic data, the social security and related measures implemented to address the economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 pandemics during the first lockdown in the second quarter of 2020.

  4. Legal analysis of the regulation and implementation of “teleworking” in Montenegro’s Labour Framework

    08 March 2021

  5. COVID-19, labour market slack and what it means for recovery

    19 February 2021

    This brief quantifies the extent of increased labour market slack in the Asia–Pacific region resulting from the Covid-19 crisis and examines what this means for the welfare of impacted workers and economies struggling to navigate recovery.

  6. COVID-19 and rising wage inequality: Trends and challenges in Thailand and Viet Nam

    27 January 2021

    This brief presents quantitative trends in wage inequality in Thailand and Viet Nam during the COVID-19 crisis in 2020. Based on various measures, it highlights the rise of inequality as wages have been increasingly concentrated among the highest wage earners and the disproportionate impact of lower wages on informal workers, youth and workers with lower educational qualifications. It presents a number of policy measures including enhanced wage support and active labour market policies to counter these dynamics.

  7. 2020 Labour Overview for Latin America and the Caribbean [Executive Summary]

    17 December 2020

    Some 30 million people are unemployed and 23 million will have left the workforce due to the lack of opportunities. In 2021, employment will be in intensive care and the indicators could worsen, says ILO annual Labour Overview for Latin America and the Caribbean.

  8. Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2020: Navigating the crisis towards a human-centred future of work

    15 December 2020

    The Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2020 report pulls together the most recent statistics to generate an assessment of the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had so far on employment and labour markets in the most populous and dynamic region of the world. With economic growth in the Asia and Pacific region already weakening in 2019, the current crisis has hit economies, enterprises and workers in the region with a force that is reversing some of the limited gains made in pursuit of decent work and inclusive growth in the previous decade.

  9. The Sweden-ILO response to COVID-19

    07 December 2020

  10. Rapid assessment of the employment impact and policy responses of the COVID-19 pandemic on Armenia

    25 November 2020

    Employment Country Reports Series ILO Decent Work Team and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia